About Mises

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We are the worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement.

The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides us. Accordingly, we seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. We encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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Mises University Required Reading

The Meaning of Competition

Competition is a process of the formation of opinion: by spreading information, it creates that unity and coherence of...

Mises University Required Reading

The Broken Window

The broken-window fallacy, under a hundred disguises, is the most persistent in the history of economics.

Mises University Required Reading

The Lesson

The whole of economics can be reduced to a single lesson, and that lesson can be reduced to a single sentence.

Audio Mises Wire

The Gateway Drug Myth

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except...

Education by Rothbard

Educación: libre y obligatoria

En esta monografía radical y académica, Rothbard identifica la característica crucial de nuestro sistema educativo que...

Science, Technology, and Government by Murray N. Rothbard

Ciencia, tecnología y gobierno

En esta brillante monografía, Rothbard da la vuelta hábilmente las mesas sobre los partidarios del gran gobierno y su...

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